Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-1988-0013
Eligibility of Schools and Institutions to Participate in School Nutrition Programs

Occasionally, applications for participation in the School Nutrition Programs may be received from organizations that do not clearly meet the definition of “school.”

Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-2010-0040
Fees for Lunchroom Services

This Instruction sets forth the policy regarding fees, other than the basic meal charge, assessed against children participating in the National School Lunch, School Breakfast, and Special Milk Programs to support the meal or milk service.

Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-2020-0130
Guidelines for Policy Statement When Serving Meals or Milk Without Separate Charge

All school food authorities participating in the National School Lunch, Commodity School, School Breakfast, and Special Milk Programs must submit a free and reduced price policy statement pursuant to 7 CFR Part 245.

Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-1972-0001
Amounts and Use of Nonfat Dry Milk, Whole Dry Milk, and Canned Evaporated Milk Equivalent to One-Half Pint of Fluid Whole Milk

This Instruction prescribes the amounts and use of nonfat dry milk, whole dry milk, and canned evaporated milk which are equivalent to one-half pint of fluid whole milk. These equivalents are to be used in schools approved for the service of lunches without milk.

Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-1991-0011
Approval of Child Care Institutions for the Summer Food Service Program

The purpose of this Instruction is to clarify issues which have been raised in the past concerning the approval of child care institutions as sponsors for the Summer Food Service Program.

Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-1986-0002
Approval of Sponsors Under Investigation or Audit in the Summer Food Service Program

Applications of sponsors who are currently under investigation or audit or which have outstanding obligations related to their prior participation in the Summer Food Service Program should be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-1991-0005
Availability of Institutions' Records to Administering Agencies

Section 226.15(e) of the current regulations requires institutions to establish procedures to collect and maintain necessary program records. The purpose of this requirement is to ensure that adequate records are available to enable administering agencies to fulfill their monitoring responsibilities.

Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-1992-0002
Child and Adult Care Food Program Follow-Up Verification Reviews

Section 226.23 (h) requires states to conduct follow-up reviews when the verification process reveals that deficiencies in eligibility determinations or application procedures exceed certain levels established by FNS.

Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-1991-0006
Classification of Applicants in the Child and Adult Care Food Program

This Instruction is intended to clarify the policy concerning classifying applicants in the CACFP. The classification of certain center programs as either independent centers or sponsoring organization/sponsored center(s) should be made from the program administrative information contained on the Application for Participation and Management Plan for Sponsoring Organizations.

Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-1991-0014
Commodity Distribution Requirements in the Child and Adult Care Food Program

Section 17(h)(1)(D) of the National School Lunch Act and program regulations require that commodities be made available to all institutions expressing a preference for them unless the appropriate Food and Nutrition Service regional office approves the state agency's request for a complete cashout of commodities.